Domenico Cartago is a piano player and composer. He has developed a personal language that allows him to play jazz, rock and electronic music.

In 2013 he graduated at the Conservatory “Niccolò Piccinni” in Bari with 110 cum laude, studying with pianists Davide Santorsola and Antonio Zambrini.

He has played and collaborated with many jazz musicians as Mike Rubini, Roberto Ottaviano, Gaetano Partipilo, Simone Alessandrini, Mimmo Campanale, Mirko Signorile, Andrea Biondi, Eugenio Macchia, Bruno Montrone, Gianni Lenoci, Luca Alemanno, Giulio Scianatico, Maurizio Quintavalle, Giorgio Vendola, Camillo Pace, Marco Bardoscia, Michelangelo Scandroglio, Vincenzo Maurogiovanni, Dino Plasmati, Riccardo Gambatesa, Pippo D’ambrosio, Fabio Accardi, Stefano Coppari, Alberto Parmegiani, Guido Di leone,Pasquale Buongiovanni, Fabrizio Savino, Fabrizio Bosso, Eloi Calame, Asger Thomsen, Storm D’Angelo, Luigi Di Nunzio, Mario Rosini, Lisa Manosperti, Serena Fortebraccio, Patty Lomuscio, and Italian pop singer Simona Bencini, Antonio Di Martino, Erica Mou, Orelle (Elisabetta Pasquale), Aleandro Baldi, and others.


Since 2013 he works with the singer-songwriter Orelle with whom he played in many festivals, giving concerts for the Interfilmfestival in Berlin 2016 and in Copenaghen 2019.

Orelle, Live in Berlin

In 2015 he released his first album “Skylark” for “Auand Records – Piano Series” with Mimmo Campanale on drums and Luca Alemanno on double-bass, getting positive reviews.It’s predominantly a standard jazz record. inside there is a single original composition entitled Nina

Domenico Cartago Trio: Luca Alemanno Mimmo, Campanale (Skylark-2015)

Luca Alemanno









In March 2017 he released as composer, “Chromos”, his second album for Auand-Piano Series, with Pippo D’Ambrosio on drums and Giorgio Vendola on double-bass. 9 original tracks in which he blends jazz, rock and electronic music.

Domenico Cartago Trio: Pippo d’Ambrosio, Giorgio Vendola (Chromos-2017)

In 2019, he released a solo piano album for Dodicilune Records, entitled "playing kess keyboard"

Also in 2019 he released "No gravity" for the Auand label, an experimental improvisation and electronic album
with Gaetano Partipilo Sax and Stefano Coppari on guitar, in which in addition to playing keyboards and effects, he takes care of all the final mixing and post-production part.

CCP/01: Stefano Coppari, Gaetano Partipilo, Domenico Cartago

In 2024 his last release, with “Shanglong”, for Angapp music by El Pollo Hermano, a band composed of Simone Alessandrini on alto sax, Riccardo Gambatesa on drums, 
Andrea Biondi electric vibraphone and electronics and Domenico Cartago piano keys and electronics. the album is inspired by the recording method of bitces brew by 
Miles Davis but with modern sounds and influences.  

In 2021 he was a jazz piano teacher at the A. Vivaldi Conservatory in Alessandria.

He is mentioned in Ugo Sbisà's book “Puglia, le età del jazz” by Adda publisher.

He is present as pianist/arranger on the album: Mimmo Campanale, “Thougths in progress” (Groove master edition 2019) 

and Pippo D'ambrosio “In a Peacefull place” (A.MA. Records 2020) . 

As a pianist however, on the album: Amphibious (Angap Music 2019) by guitarist Pasquale Buongiovanni, 

Izarus (Mordente records 2021) by Armsrtong and the Moonwalkersh. 

Armstrong and the moonwalkers: Domenico Cartago, Alberto Parmegiani, Serena Fortebraccio, Giorgio Vendola, Fabio Accardi


Luca Loizzi (Tarock records 2012),  Savio Vurchio (Mimmo Cristiani records 2013), 

Cinematic Tales (Faro records 2019), 

Time is Over (Angapp 2024) by Fukushima mon amour. 

He collaborated regularly with the Apulian singer-songwriter and double bass player Orelle, with whom he played in numerous Italian jazz festivals and abroad such as the Interfilm festival in Berlin. In particular he wrote the arrangements and recorded as a pianist in Primulae Radix (2015), and recorded and co-arranged the album "Argo" (2017), both produced for the Florentine label Black Candy records.

Empoli Jazz Festival


Always attracted by sound experimentation, he is currently focusing his latest works and productions through the composition and arrangements of electronic music, trying to merge them with theater and jazz improvisation.
Since 2022 he has collaborated with the actor Giorgio Consoli, composing and taking the music for the show "Coralli Cotti a Colazione" around Italy.

Giorgio Consoli

Born in Trani in 1981, self-taught from the age of 7, he started studying piano and jazz harmony with Davide Santorsola when he was 12 years old. He won Third Prize at the “Carlo Vitale” Piano Competition.

Afterwards he attended masterclasses at Siena Jazz Foundation with Alessandro Giachero, Giulio Stracciati, Francesco Petreni, Mariano Di Nunzio, Ettore Bonaffè and Silvia Bolognesi.

He attended masterclasses at “Tuscia in Jazz” in 2010 and 2012, studying piano with Aaron Goldberg and Dado Moroni and many other jazz musicians such as Dave Liebman, Rosario Giuliani, Donny McCaslin, Eddie Gomez, Giorgio Rosciglione, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Antonio Sanchez, Gege Munari, Flavio Boltro, Shawnn Monteiro, Tony Monaco.

He also deepened studies attending “Siena Jazz” masters, studying piano and harmony with Stefano Battaglia, Kenny Werner, John Taylor, Franco D’Andrea.

He also had the opportunity to take lessons with Larry Grenadier, Ben Street, Jeff Ballard, Ferenc Nemeth, Roberto Gatto, Nir Felder, Gilad Hekselman, Dave Binney, Miguel Zenon. Dave Liebman, Aaron Parks, Ari Honeig.



Gaetano Partipilo , Angela Esmeralda

With Simona Bencini and LMG quartet


With orelle, Mimmo Campanale, Simona Bencini, Serena Brancale, Carolina Bubbico, Luca Alemanno

Playing with Roberto Ottaviano

Playing with Stefano De Donato and Orelle

After Concert with Maurizio Quintavalle, Bruno Montrone, Roberto Ottaviano, Mimmo Campanale, Guido Di Leone , Enzo Falco

Playing w/Orelle

Mimmo Campanale Trio recording “Collaborations One”w/Camillo Pace

Mr Aaron Parks after masterclass

With Eric Harland and

Mediterraneo Radicale


in London

Dinner with Dado Moroni

Teatro Forma: Playing Kess Keyboards concert. Danilo Tarso, Bruno Montrone, Eugenio Macchia, Gianni Lenoci, Mirko Signorile , Me, Nicolò Pietrafresa, Michele Ciccimarra.

Before concert in Duke jazz club Serena Fortebraccio, Giorgio Vendola, Pippo D’ambrosio

in Studio with Orelle and Giovanni Angelini

playing with Dominique di Piazza and Viz Maurogiovanni

Funny days with Kurt Rosenwinkel